Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier of the country, recorded its highest load factor (LF) in January, which improved by 7.3 points to 79.8 per cent with an increase of 17 per cent in available seat kilometre.
The international LF increased by 7.5 points to 78.6 per cent. Domestic and International flights have reached the highest January LF of Turkish Airlines history.
Double digit growth in demand (revenue per kilometre) that commenced in July 2017, kept on with 29 per cent demand growth in January 2018. Total number of passengers carried went up by 37 per cent reaching 5.7 million passengers.
Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers); number of international passengers went up by 45 per cent.
In January, cargo/mail volume increased by 34 per cent, compared to January 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume are Middle East with 45 per cent increase, Domestic Lines with 44 per cent increase and Europe with 39 per cent increase.
In January, Load Factor increased for all regions. North America, Middle East, Central America, South America and Africa showed visible growth among other regions with 13 points, 1 point, 9 points and 8 points increase, respectively. – TradeArabia News Service
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